Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF)


Main axes of research

The LSF revised its research strategy in 2016 and identified three main research clusters:

a) Asset management

b) Institutions

c) Future of Finance

The research cluster “Asset management” deals with asset pricing, alternative investments and generally the fund industry. Based on the LSF’s expertise in empirical research and data analysis, a unique dataset for investment funds registered in Luxembourg was created in close cooperation with ALFI (Luxemburg Investment Fund Association). In addition, the cluster also covers household finance and wealth management. The research cluster “Asset management” is of a great importance for Luxembourg since Luxembourg is the second biggest home of funds in the world.

The research cluster “Institutions” covers all financial aspect of optimal organization, regulation and management of banks, insurance companies and other financial actors. Within risk management and insurance, we look at the idiosyncratic risk of firms and banks.

The research cluster “Future of Finance” addresses the major changes brought by FinTech and Big Data. The research in this cluster has a clear interdisciplinary nature by sharing ingredients from finance, information technology, management and law.

Current research projects

a) Regulation of real estate finance: Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal

b) Performance and Risk Characteristics of the Alternative Investment Fund Industry: Roman Kräussl

c) Experimental Assessment of the Societal Impact of Algorithmic Traders in Asset Markets:

 - Tibor Neugebauer

Resources and collaborations

Products and services

Research and teaching. Contribute to the social, cultural and economic development in Luxemburg.


Major partnerships and collaborations

National: ABBL, ALFI, ACA, Statec, BCL

International: EIB, Universities in Europe and North America (e.g. Stanford, Columbia, Duke, New York, Lausanne, Stockholm)


Additional information


Human resources

  • 18 Researchers (Prof., ass. Prof., Post-docs, PhD)
  • 0 Doctoral students and students
  • 0 Engineers
  • 0 Technicians
  • 0 Other

Business sector(s)

  • Finance


Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF)
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 46 66 44 5668

R&D Contact

Prof. Dr. von Lilienfeld-Toal Ulf
LSF Director
Phone: +352 46 66 44 5668

  • Updated 23-10-2019